April 11, 2010 11:26AM

Court Reporting

A North Korean newspaper gushes over a new biography of Dear Leader Kim Jong‐​Il:

Like many reporters, the biographer describes Mr. Kim in these pages as cool, charismatic, slightly detached: an autodidact with a lawyer’s analytical intelligence and a novelist’s empathetic temperament; an idealist who is also a pragmatist; a politician inclined to be methodical and cautious in his decision making [with] inclination to listen and engage other people.

Oh, wait. In all my cutting and pasting, I transposed some words. This is actually Michiko Kakutani’s New York Times review of David Remnick’s biography of President Obama. My bad.